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    Beat by jetta 1.8t?!?!

    I just bought my 08' metallic grey WRX sedan. I met some punk in aa 2002 -2003 VW jetta 1.8T and decided to do a couple of pulls. He beat me by a car length each time. What a kick in the nuts...i only have a Catback exhaust but I still figured my scoobie could take him. I would like to do some engine mods so this doesnt happen again but my warrenty has my hands teid. Anyone else have any embarrassing stories?

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    If you did it from a stoplight and you are a fairly good driver I can't see how it took you unless it wasn't stock.

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    i refuse to believe this. FWD vs. AWD? somethings not right there

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    yeah It definetly wasnt a stock jetta I dont think. He had some type of exhaust and most likely an intake. He threw a flame when he shifted.

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    probably a 1.8t lacking cats and tuned

    if it was spitting flames, that is.
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    Ya thats not close to stock, catless FTW! As of now you can't do much being warranty whipped and all.
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    You have no clue what he had done to his VW... The 08's are missing a couple things... You knew that right ?

    I believe the 08's needed an intake and catback to help out. Get those and a protune.
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    My buddy has a 01 gli that runs pretty good i'd say from a dead dig i'd only be able to get him by 2 cars out the whole and i've got a stage 2 09
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    unfortunately the gap between a 1.8t jetta and 2008 wrx can be closed very quickly due to the transmission loss and the fact tha the 2008 wrx doesn't have much over 220hp....

    if it was a 2009 wrx it would have or should have easily smoke it, either the 08 or 09 should take it of the line though...

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    well, back in the day when i had my 05 wrx(i have an 09 now ) i raced a silver 1.8t mk4, same as yours, from a roll say around 40ish. i was stage 2 with a downpipe, perrin pulley, k&n drop in and the ap stage 2, well, this thing stayed next to me the whole time i made a thread on here back in the day. it had no muffler or anything it looked completely stock and was debadged. with a tune and maybe just a downpipe those jetta 1.8ts from a roll are very fast. no surprise there so don't be.
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    no aftermarket exhaust i should say, it looked COMPLETELY stock. i couldn't believe it.

    Quote Originally Posted by gigabytexbc View Post
    well, back in the day when i had my 05 wrx(i have an 09 now ) i raced a silver 1.8t mk4, same as yours, from a roll say around 40ish. i was stage 2 with a downpipe, perrin pulley, k&n drop in and the ap stage 2, well, this thing stayed next to me the whole time i made a thread on here back in the day. it had no muffler or anything it looked completely stock and was debadged. with a tune and maybe just a downpipe those jetta 1.8ts from a roll are very fast. no surprise there so don't be.
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    i hope far from stock cause i raced my buddies gli, brand newish aka 2008 with apr stage 2 93 octane mode with hpfp and downpipe etc... and it was a joke dig and roll(60+) i had JUST flashed stage 1 at his house and i go stage 2 this friday with the install of my invidia downpipe. he's a c*cky little one haha. i'm a huge VW fan btw was thinking about getting a gti, just, i'm sorry awd is worth it. plus i think the interiors are highly overrated. my sister has a jetta but she's getting her gli soon, can't wait to chip it

    Quote Originally Posted by 1fst4cyl View Post
    My buddy has a 01 gli that runs pretty good i'd say from a dead dig i'd only be able to get him by 2 cars out the whole and i've got a stage 2 09
    Last edited by gigabytexbc; 02-09-2010 at 09:12 AM.
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    I used to own a 2004 VW GTi 1.8T with a turboback, tune, fmic, intake, and a couple of other mods and since I have owned that, I will NEVER buy a VW again. It was pretty quick but it seemed like it had problems after problems. I traded it in on my 06 STi and has been the best decision I have made. No regrets on my end.
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    It HAD to have been Jesse that raced you...

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